THE Trump family has created their own little Florida enclave with a map revealing the mega-mansion homes they’ve been living in since Donald left the White House.
The former president’s eldest sons Don Jr and Eric are now neighbors after they joined the rest of the family in picking up property in the Sunshine State instead of returning full-time to their homes in New York City.
Donald and Melania formally relocated to Florida once his presidency ended, retiring to his private estate at Mar-a-Lago.
Eldest daughter Ivanka and husband Jared have already bought a plot of land in Florida’s Indian Creek Island Road.
Youngest daughter Tiffany is also rumored to be thinking of joining the rest of the family and is reportedly looking at homes in Miami.
The Trump family is among a flock of conservatives relocating to Florida as it leans right-wing, has no state income tax, and boasts a sunnier climate.
“Obviously, taxes have been the driving force behind the most recent migrations to Florida,” Jennifer Lenz, a real estate agent at Dolly Lenz Real Estate, told the Capital Gazette.
“Weather-weary northerners are lured by endless sunshine and year-round access to golf, boating, and beaches.”
Donald Trump has returned to his New Jersey golf club in Bedminsterfor the summer but when he returns to Florida, it looks set to be a family affair.
DONALD’S HOME AT MAR-A-LAGO
Since Donald Trump departed the White House in January, his sprawling 20-acre, 128-room Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida has become his primary base of operations.
While Trump is said to be shopping for more property in the Sunshine State, over the last six months he has hosted a bevy of GOP banquets and balls at the Palm Beach resort as he mulls a run for president in 2024.
Mar-a-Lago, which translates from Spanish to mean “sea to lake,” was originally built between 1924 and 1927 for cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Its lavish design draws influence from Florence and Venice and boasts gold-plated ceilings and walls and a panoramic view of the ocean.
In 1985, Trump was said to be riding in the back of a taxi in Palm Beach, searching for suitable properties when his driver informed him about the Mar-a-Lago resort.
Within days, Trump tracked down the place, its origin, and its owners, later recalling: “I knew it had to be mine.”
After the Post family refused his first offers, he bought the beach in front of the property and threatened to build on it until they eventually gave in for a sum of $8million.
According to a 2018 Forbes report, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is now believed to be worth at least $160 million.
DON JR AND KIMBERLY
In April, Donald Trump Jr and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle purchased a $9.7million mansion just 20 miles away from his dad’s Mar-a-Lago resort.
The impressive and expensive abode reportedly boasts six beds and 11 baths in the 888-home gated Admirals Cove community on the inland Intercoastal Waterway.
The three-story stunner on Mariner Drive also features waterfront access with a boat lift, a private dock, wide-open floor plans, and positively stunning views.
Admirals Cove boasts 45 holes of golf, 12 tennis courts, two clubhouses, and 30 guest suites – not to mention the world-class spa and gym for Trump’s son and his girlfriend to enjoy.
According to real estate firm Waterfront Properties who specialize in exclusive club communities, this home is the “ultimate upscale resort lifestyle.”
Managing Partner Rob Thompson told The Sun their new neighborhood was a close-knit, welcoming community.
“The house is a beautiful property with an awesome backyard,” Thompson revealed, noting that the yard was “more like a park” due to its vast size.
And because there are only 888 homes there, everybody knows and welcomes each other, the real estate expert said.
ERIC AND LARA
Eric Trump and his wife Lara were the latest in the Trump flock to relocate to South Florida when they snapped up a $3.2 million mansion in Palm Beach.
The purchase of the stunning five-bed, seven-bathroom home was sanctioned back in March, property records show.
The home is located at the Trump National Golf Club gated community in Jupiter and is situated just doors down from Eric’s older brother, Donald Trump Jr.
“Breathtaking preserve & golf views surround this luxurious, completely renovated, private estate home located on the largest lot in the exclusive gated community of Trump National Golf Club,” a listing for the property reads.
“The exterior has been designed like a Tuscany estate while the interior has a transitional contemporary feel.”
The sprawling 9,981-square-foot and ivy-covered property was recently renovated and includes a number of VIP perks, including an “enormous master suite with his and her closets and a safe room.”
It also has a backyard pool, marble-covered kitchen, and a full cabana bath.
IVANKA AND JARED
Trump’s eldest daughter and husband Jared have relocated to a $24million mansion in “Billionaire Bunker” – a stretch of properties that has its own police force.
The couple, who are known collectively as “Javanka”, had been staying in a luxury oceanfront condo in Miami before purchasing their new home on the high-security Indian Creek island.
It boasts six bedrooms on a 1.3-acre estate. The 8,510-square-foot home also has a double staircase and waterfront views.
Aerial shots of the property snapped earlier this month show the mansion will need some major home improvements before the pair can move in with their three children.
Such restoration projects include a retiling of the property’s outdoor terrace and the draining and deep-cleaning of a swampy-looking swimming pool.
Indian Creek Village is known as “the world’s most exclusive municipality” with just 34 homes, 42 residents, and a private 13-person police force to keep its high-profile residents safe.
Initial reports indicated that Ivanka and Jared would try to rebuild their lives in NYC but pals said a return to the social scene would be “difficult.”
They also own an apartment in Park Avenue in New York City apartment and a cottage at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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